Alessio Salvatore Lizzio
I was born in a Catholic family, and I grew up following all the rituals established by the
Church, right up until Confirmation. I never read the Bible or prayed spontaneously to the
Father. So I left the Catholic Church. When I was in High School, I started to satisfy my lust
for same-sex attraction, especially after a romantic disappointment with a girl in my school.
I always felt different from the other boys, as if I was inferior to them. Through sexual
relationships, I was trying to get back the masculinity, the self-esteem and the self-
confidence that I'd never had before. The wrong image I had of women also played a role in
that. Without knowing the Bible nor God, in 2013 I attempted suicide. The lifestyle I was
living used to make me feel sad and empty. My addiction to pornography made the
situation worse. I eventually joined a pro-gay church and started to study the Bible and in
2014, in Paris, Jesus talked to me and told me to type on YouTube "healing from
homosexuality". I heard a testimony of a former homosexual which shocked me completely
and I realized that homosexuality was a sin against God. There in my room, I repented and
later I got baptized. Since that day, God called me to evangelize and share the marvellous
work He has done in my life: Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Germany, Indonesia,
Malta. With brother Sihol, I founded the ex-gay through Jesus Christ ministry "AmorePuro"
(pure love) for Italian speakers. Today, by God's grace, I continue to preach the Gospel on
the streets and on the web.